Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S

Description

  • Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is prescribed to for the treatment of severe anxiety,panic attacks and seizures 
  • Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is also commonly prescribed as treatment of fibromyalgia and nerve damage associated with diabetes
  • Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S contains Pregabalin
  • Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is taken orally (via mouth) 
  • Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is to be administered under doctor’s advisement 
  • Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is prescribed to individuals above 18 years of age 
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Type

Capsule

Feature

150mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Pregabalin

Composition

Pregabalin 150 mg

Brand

Hilton Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S belongs to a family of chemicals known as anticonvulsants and is prescribed for treatment of anxiety,epilepsy and nerve damage caused by diabetes and herpes zoster virus (shingles).Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S works by interrupting the nerve signals that stimulate pain thereby,calming the nerves and decreasing the pain felt by the patient.

2-3 tablets per day are prescribed most commonly.Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S’s dosage is entirely dependent upon the patient’s pain level and how well they respond to Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S and therefore,each patient has a different dose customized to fit their needs best,by a doctor.It is normal to have your dose altered periodically by a doctor to best fit the patient’s requirements.

For patients under the age of 18 years as well as for pregnant and lactating mothers,Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is not safe and therefore not prescribed.Elderly patients may ingest Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S but ideally a lower dosage,as due to decreased kidney functions in old age the elimination process of Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S might be slower.

Fatigue,dry mouth,dizziness,headache and stomach problems are just a few of the common side effects felt by patients while ingesting Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S,these effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Alcohol consumption is not advised while ingesting Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S as that would result in extreme dizziness.Unnecessary consumption of Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is not advised.

It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly once the patient feels better (usually after a few days) without consulting a doctor.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects.

Indications

Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Anxiety
  • Nerve damage due to uncontrolled diabetes
  • Nerve damage due to Herpes Zoster Virus (shingles)
  • Epilepsy 
  • Spinal cord injury

How Does Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S Work

It is uncertain how Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S works exactly but it is said that Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S works by blocking voltage gated calcium channels,that in turn reduce/block the entrance of calcium ions thereby,reducing the number of nerve impulses triggered and felt by the patient.

How To Use Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S 

Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is to be ingested orally with sufficient liquids,to ease the passage of the tablet.Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S can be ingested at any time of the day although it is preferable that it be ingested after dinner.Tablet is not to be crushed or chewed but instead swallowed whole.Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S can be ingested either with or without food.

It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly once the patient feels better (usually after a few days) without consulting a doctor as that would patient experiencing adverse effects such as stomach problems,dizzinesss,headaches and other withdrawl symptoms.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day or remember when the time for the next dose is near;do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects

Dosage

A tablet is most commonly prescribed to be taken 2-3 times a day,though Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S’s dosage is entirely dependent upon the patient’s pain level and how well they respond to Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S and therefore,each patient has a different dose customized to fit their needs best by a doctor.Patients are prescribed a lower dose of Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S in the beginning as Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S causes dizziness;the dose may be increased after a few weeks depending on how the patient responds to Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S.

A low dosage of Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S may be prescribed to elderly patients suffering from mild to moderate kidney impairment as elimination of Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S from the body in such cases is slower.Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is not prescribed to patients under the age of 18 years.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore this Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S as treatment,then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Acute intoxication with alcohol
  • Addiction to hypnotics,analgesics or other CNS-acting drugs

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S:

  • Avoid abrupt withdrawal (taper over at least 1 week) 
  • Severe congestive heart failure
  • Renal impairment 
  • Lung impairment 
  • History of substance abuse
  • Encephalopathy 
  • Diabetes 
  • Monitor patients for suicidal thoughts or behaviour 
  • Elderly

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S:

  • Oxycodone
  • Ethanol 
  • Lorazepam 
  • Opioid analgesics
  • Alcohol
  • CNS depressants
  • Anti-spasticity agents
  • Antihistamine
  • Orlistat 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Oedema 
  • Dizziness 
  • Drowsiness 
  • Somnolence
  • Fatigue

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased libido
  • Ataxia
  • Tremor
  • Dysarthria 
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Erectile dysfunction 
  • Musculoskeletal pain 
  • Back and limb pain 
  • Cervical spasm
  • Irritability 
  • Attention disturbance
  • Memory impairment 
  • Paraesthesia
  • Euphoria 
  • Confusion
  • Weight gain
  • Visual disturbances
  • Renal failure
  • Encephalopathy

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

 

  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day,chewing sugarless gum and using alcohol free mouthwash.
  • Fatigue – Patients are advised to have a healthy diet with a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables to help reduce fatigue in patients.Any and all unnecessary activities are advised to be cancelled for a few days so patients can rest.

Key Facts About Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S

  • Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety,nerve damage from diabetes or shingles and epilepsy
  • Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S may cause common symptoms such as dry mouth,stomach problems and dizziness
  • Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is not prescribed to pregnant or lactating women
  • Alcohol intake is not recommended while undergoing treatment with Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S
  • Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is not prescribed to children aged 18 years and under

FAQs

#1.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#2.HOW IS Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is to be ingested orally,as per doctor’s prescription.Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is to be taken either with or without food,preferably with water to ease the tablet’s passage to the patient’s throat.

#3.CAN I TAKE Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No.Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S has been known to cause harm to the fetus and cause complications during pregnancy.Hence, it is advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or may think you are pregnant.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

#4.HOW TO STORE Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S?

Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#5.DOES Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

Yes,excessive amounts of Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S for an extremely long period of time,may cause addiction to Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S.Although Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S taken under the advise and care of a doctor is safe.

#6.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S?

Alcohol is known to  cause extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment as Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S causes dizziness aswell.

#7.CAN Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S INTERFERE WITH FERTILITY?

There is evidence that suggests long term usage or excessive use of Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S may affect male fertility.

#8.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#9.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S?

  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Somnolence (sleepiness)
  • Headache

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S.

#10.IS IT SAFE TO INGEST Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.It is perfectly safe to ingest Zeegap 150mg Capsule 14 ‘S while taking oral contraceptives.